Planning to set-up your own digital home entertainment system to wow your relatives this coming holidays? Then Western Digitalās newest offering is just for you ā the WD TV Live.
This pint-sized black box hooks up to your TV via HDMI so that you can enjoy your vast collection of movies on the big screen in full 1080p HD glory. And thanks to WiFi support, you can likewise view content straight off the web or any of your network-connected devices with the WD TV Live.
Donāt have WiFi at home? No problem. Thereās an Ethernet port at the back of this baby so you can hook this up to the ānet the old fashioned way.
The WD TV Live Hub comes with a 1TB preinstalled. This one doesnāt come with any built-in storage.
That may sound like a bad thing, but since this also comes with a USB 2.0 port, you can freely attach any external storage device of your choice to the WD TV Live, a great option for those who already have an external HDD to call their own or plan to source one at a cheaper price.
And best of all, since there’s no onboard HDD here, this oneās understandably more affordable than the WD TV Live Hub.
SRP of the WD TV Live is Php5,490.
It’s not exactly dirt cheap, but given what this baby’s got to offer, that’s a pretty reasonable asking price in my opinion.
For further details, you can check it out here.
Full press release follows:
WDĀ® LAUNCHES NEW WIRELESS STREAMING MEDIA PLAYER
New WD TVĀ® Liveā¢ Delivers Premium Entertainment Experience with Quality Internet Services and Personal Videos, Photos and Music Streaming Wirelessly to your TV
MANILA, Philippines ā Nov 3, 2011 ā Western DigitalĀ® (NYSE: WDC), the worldās leader in external storage solutions and maker of the popular WD TVĀ® media player family, today introduced the next generation of its WD TV Liveā¢ streaming media player, an easy to use Wi-Fiā¢ enabled media player. The new streaming media player easily connects to the Internet wirelessly or through an Ethernet connection, with the high performance 802.11n wireless connectivity supporting even the most demanding high definition video applications.
WD TV Live features WDās newest intuitive user interface that delivers quality Internet content from video services to Internet radio and social networking from companies like YouTubeĀ®, FacebookĀ®, PicassaĀ® Web Albums and TuneIn RadioĀ®, directly to your TV in Full-HD 1080p resolution. WD TV Live also includes Fun Spot Games, a casual gaming service that offers everything from arcade and card games to puzzles, strategy and quizzes, including Sudoku, Black Jack and Poker. Adding to the WD TV familyās current content offerings, WD TV Live will now include the Dailymotion video service. The new service offers quality video content from users, independent content creators and premium partners, including high-quality and HD video.
In addition to premium Internet content, WD TV Live allows users to enjoy personal media such as photos, video and music on their home entertainment systems by supporting a wide range of file formats for streaming content from any connected USB drive like the WD My PassportĀ® and My Book product families, digital camcorder or camera, network drive such as the My BookĀ® Live personal cloud storage, and any networked PC or MacĀ® computer in the home.
āWD is committed to providing our customers with a premium entertainment experience that includes seamless streaming of personal media and the best of the Internet directly to the highest quality screen and sound system in the home,ā said Craig Davis, Director for Sales and Marketing Branded Product Group, Western Digital Asia Pacific Region. āBy marrying advanced features of the new wireless WD TV Live with quality content from service providers, we are excited to deliver on that commitment.ā
Price and Availability
The new WD TV Live streaming media player can be purchased at select retailers and is distributed locally by Iontech Technologies, Inc. The MSRP for the WD TV Live streaming media player is P5,490.00.
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